Category Archives: Germany

367 Frei Zu Leben – Chris Kempers & Daniel Kovac (Germany, 1990)

Christiane Kempers and Daniel Kovac were brought together by Germany’s Mr Eurovision, Ralph Siegel, specifically for the 1990 contest, which was held in Zagreb in Croatia, after Yugoslavia’s first and only win the year before with Rock Me by Riva. With Croatia … Continue reading

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383 Ein Hoch Der Liebe – Wencke Myhre (Germany, 1968)

Ein Hoch Der Liebe (A Toast To Love) was written by Horst Jankowski who was well known in Britain for his easy listening instrumental A Walk In The Black Forest. That song had been an unlikely Top 3 hit in the … Continue reading

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420 Johnny Blue – Lena Valaitis (Germany, 1981)

Lena Valaitis was born in Memel, a port on the Baltic Sea in eastern Prussia. The former German city had been ceded to Lithuania at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, but was recaptured in WWII. Lena was born in 1943 while her father, … Continue reading

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430 Satellite – Lena (Germany, 2010)

Germany have won Eurovision on two occasions, both times with teenage female vocalists. Hanover-born Lena Meyer-Landrut had just turned 19 when she triumphed at Eurovision in 2010, she was 18 months older than Nicole had been in 1982 when A Little Peace gave the Germans … Continue reading

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445 Dschinghis Khan – Dschinghis Khan (Germany, 1979)

Germany’s first appearance in our chart were multi-ethnic six-piece Süpriz with a song written by the prolific composer Ralph Siegel (see No. 470); Germany’s second appearance is the band that provided the template for Süpriz: multi-ethnic six-piece Dschinghis Khan with a song … Continue reading

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470 Reise Nach Jerusalem (Kudüs’e Seyahat) – Sürpriz (Germany, 1999)

Next up we have Germany’s first entry in the Top 500, the last of the ‘Big 4’ countries to make an appearance. Germany are unique in having competed in every single contest, although their 1996 entry (Leon’s Planet of Blue) was eliminated … Continue reading

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